Academy Awards

FILE - This Sept. 28, 2019 file photo shows actor Antonio Banderas, left, and director/screenwriter Pedro Almodovar at the premiere of "Pain and Glory" during the 57th New York Film Festival in New York. Almodóvar has found international acclaim with 21 films shot in his native Spain. He says that his next production will be set in Texas and would be mostly in English, with some bilingual scenes in Mexico. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
October 04, 2019 - 1:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Pedro Almodóvar is a master of cinema who has found international acclaim with 21 films he's shot in his native Spain. Now he's setting his sights on making his first film in North America. Almodóvar said the film is set in Texas and would be mostly in English, with some bilingual...
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This Sept. 8, 2019 photo shows writer-director-actor Taika Waititi posing for a portrait to promote his film, "Jojo Rabbit," at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
September 15, 2019 - 2:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Taika Waititi's Nazi Germany-set satire "Jojo Rabbit" won the People's Choice award Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival, a prize that has historically been one of the most ironclad predicators of Academy Awards chances. Because so many of the top fall movies play in...
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FILE - This March 4, 2018 file image taken from video shows Oscar winner Frances McDormand, foreground left, walking into the Governors Ball next to Terry Bryant, center, the man accused of stealing her Academy Award in Los Angeles. McDormand won the best actress category for her role in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." On the day his trial was to begin, charges against Bryant have been dropped. Los Angeles County prosecutors said in court Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 that they were unable to proceed with the case against him, and a judge granted a defense motion to dismiss it. (AP Photo/Jeff Turner, file)
August 20, 2019 - 4:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday dropped the case against a man charged with stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar statuette from a 2018 Academy Awards after-party. Terry Bryant's felony grand theft trial was to begin Tuesday, but Los Angeles prosecutors said in court that they were unable to...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2009 file photo, Peter Fonda, poses atop a Harley-Davidson motorcycle in Glendale, Calif. Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right both writing and starring in counterculture classics like “Easy Rider,” has died. His family says in a statement that Fonda died Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 79. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
August 16, 2019 - 9:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," died Friday at his home of complications from lung cancer. He was 79. "I am very sad," Jane Fonda said in a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2019, file photo, an Oscar statue appears at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Casting director David Rubin has been elected the new president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that bestows the Oscars. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)
August 08, 2019 - 9:23 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The new president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been on the job for less than a day, but already has more than enough on his plate. Casting director David Rubin has ascended to the post as the head of the organization that puts on the Oscars after a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2019, file photo, an Oscar statue appears at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Casting director David Rubin has been elected the new president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that bestows the Oscars. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)
August 08, 2019 - 8:01 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The new president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says that he doesn't anticipate substantial changes to next year's Oscars broadcast and that another host-free year is a possibility. Casting director David Rubin was elected Tuesday to lead the organization...
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August 07, 2019 - 1:08 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Casting director David Rubin has been elected the new president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that bestows the Oscars. He is the first casting director to ascend to the film academy's presidency. He succeeds cinematographer John Bailey, who...
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Angelina Jolie greets fans as she walks on stage at the Marvel Studios panel on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
July 20, 2019 - 8:51 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on developments at San Diego Comic-Con (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Two-time Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali is going to be "Blade." Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige closed out an epic presentation Saturday at Comic-Con with the news. Ali joined his fellow Marvel...
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FILE - In this photo taken on Dec. 7, 2007, Valentina Cortese arrives at the Milan La Scala opera house. The renown actress, who worked with some of the best directors of both theater and cinema such as Strehler, Fellini, Truffaut and Bergman, died in Milan Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
July 10, 2019 - 8:51 am
ROME (AP) — Valentina Cortese, one of Italy's post-war screen divas who was nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar, has died. She was 96. Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala announced the death Wednesday of the Milan-born actress in a tweet. Cortese was a popular muse for leading Italian directors...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2019 file photo Sterling Van Wagenen, left, pleads guilty during his initial appearance in American Fork, Utah. Wagenen, who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival and produced a movie whose lead actress won an Oscar in the mid-1980s has been sentenced on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, to at least six years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual abuse of a child. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune, via AP, Pool, File)
July 09, 2019 - 5:34 pm
WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — A filmmaker who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival and produced a movie whose lead actress won an Oscar in the mid-1980s was sentenced Tuesday on a sexual abuse charge for the second time in as many weeks. Under the terms of a plea agreement, Sterling Van Wagenen avoided...
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